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"Scourge, Purge, and Burn" NZ TOur

"SCOURGE, PURGE, AND BURN" - New Zealand Tour 2006

Official Press Release

The New Zealand heavy metal music scene has been enjoying a quiet lull as of late. Until now that is. This October the best of the south island team up with the new blood of the north in a co-headlining New Zealand tour known as the "Scourge, Purge, And Burn Tour".

Death metal veterans Human (Christchurch) ripped through the country earlier in March this year on their "Amputation Of A Nation" tour, playing to hundreds of new faces along the way. Their unique brand of ultra fast grindcore and onstage antics made them a hit in uncharted territories in the north island, and kept them in good stead in the south. Now with a solid reputation preceding them, Human will be headlining shows in the north island leg of the up-and-coming tour.

Trial By Fire hail from Auckland and are probably the technical 'yang' to Human (being the chaotic 'ying'). Says vocalist Ross McGuire of the Trial By Fire sound; 'Our influences are from mainly classic rock and metal bands over death metal bands so it has naturally filtered into our writing that the focus is on melody, dynamics, and singing.' The "Scourge, Purge and Burn Tour" will be the first country wide tour the band has embarked upon.

"SCOURGE, PURGE, AND BURN" - New Zealand Tour 2006

Dates and venues

Thursday, October 12th, Dux De Lux, Christchurch (R18)

(No cover charge)
Friday, October 13th, Zebedees, Christchurch* (all ages show)
Supported by: Without Constraint and Athenic

Saturday, October 14th, Arc Cafe**, Dunedin (R18)
Supported by: Injection Of Death

Friday, October 20th, Hysteria, Auckland (R18)
Supported by: Inside Arkham and Heavy Artillery

Friday, October 21st, Ibanez Bar, Whangarei (R18)

$10 cover charge to all shows except

* Indicates an all ages, non alcoholic venue. ** Indicates $8 entry with a Onecard.


Check out the dedicated web page at for more information on Human and Trial By Fire and their upcoming "Scourge, Purge, And Burn" New Zealand tour for October 2006.


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